11/07/2016Provided by YPmobile
Delicious Chicago-style pizza. By far the best Chicago-style pizza I have found in Los Angeles! Try this place!
08/25/2016Provided by YPmobile
Truly the best pizza I've eaten but what do I know, I'm from New Mexico. Outstanding! I've only had taken out.
08/14/2016Provided by YP.com
One of the only places in L.A (that I've found, at least) serving AUTHENTIC Chicago deep-dish pizza. Call ahead if you don't want to wait, and they'll pop it in the oven when you're on your way so it's ready not long after you arrive. The restaurant is a cute mish-mash of tables and chairs in what used to be an old car mechanic shop, I believe. The bread they serve while you wait for your order is soooo good. The deep-dish pizza is huge for two people, but we take home the leftovers and freeze it for later. Yum!
08/11/2016Provided by YPmobile
Legit Chicago pizza. Seriously, the real deal. Trick is to call in about 20 mins ahead and put in your order.
09/10/2015Provided by YPmobile
I love the salads and the laid back vibe.
09/05/2015Provided by YPmobile
Amazing deep-dish, Chicago style pizza. Wasn't as heavy as I thought it would be. Good service and fun atmosphere.
07/27/2014Provided by YPmobile
Met the owner Rob who is super nice. Down to earth guy who loves his community. The wife and I had our second date ever here 3 years ago
07/15/2011Provided by Citysearch
We stopped by this place on our way to The Echo and literally had the worst experience we've ever had at a restaurant due to an extremely rude waitress and an equally rude owner that made no moves to remedy the situation after we tried to talk to him about our concerns. They simply don't care about customer service. We were told to ""Go back to where ever you came from, leave, and we don't need for you to come back."" At this point I used a very descriptive word for the waitress and I regret that I let them drag me to their level but I was literally in shock at their attitudes. When I walked away the owner said ""Have a nice life"". It was then that I realized they must just enjoy being able to get away with humiliating customers or have insurmountable problems with the business. The country is falling apart, there's one disater after another, and people are out there sacrificing their lives for our freedoms so why can't we just all take a deep breath and treat each other with loving kindness? Is good customer service too much to ask?
02/23/2011Provided by Citysearch
The workers are all pretentious and as soon as you finally sit who knows how long it will be till you are given any attention by your server or anyone who works there. I understand its got great food and drinks and i love the vibe, but come on i need a glass of water and a menu... is that so much to ask for in a freakin Cafe?
12/26/2010Provided by Citysearch
I ate several times at masa because the cuban sandwhich and pizza were good but the service was extremely poor. The owners were very rude to me and to the staff. Part of the problem may be there is to many owners working there. To many chiefs and not enough indians. Workers were rush to work faster because I even heard them screming to employess I cant eat some where when they treat people that way. That is why staff changes so often there I believe.
11/20/2009Provided by Citysearch
While the food is ok here, I stopped going after an unreal encounter with a very rude member of the staff here. There are better restaurants more deserving of my money than Masa which is over rated and way too expensive for what you get. Like spending $30 on a pizza? Than this is your kind of place. You can get better pizza fir cheaper at actual gourmet restaurants such as Mozza to Go. I say skip Masa and head to Mozza if you are going to pay that kind of money.
07/24/2009Provided by Citysearch
the location is my homeplace if i in town
always friendly service , best personal in the us
ronda make the place to something special
good to know the masa
the home if i far from home
06/07/2009Provided by YP.com
... 3 stars for the food, which is just good enough to keep me coming back. Actually, the deep dish pizza is awesome, but how often can you get your wife to agree to order a big cheesy, garlicky deep-dish pizza? Not often, is how often.
01/03/2009Provided by Citysearch
We found Masa a couple years ago from a review in the Los Feliz Ledger and could not get enough of their Chicago style pizza for take out. As transplanted Chicagoans, we are always looking for a good replacement for Giordano's, Uno's, Nancy's deep dish/stuffed pizza that we love and for a good long time Masa was IT. The owners and primary cooks were from Chicago and clearly got what it took to make good pizza (delicate balance of great crust and not too sweet sauce). They were also friendly people that made their own deliveries - taking the time to chat up regular customers. We loved everything about the place and the pizza. That love affair lasted about a year and ended late in 2007. We called to get pizza delivery and were told that they no longer delivered (and in a very rude tone to boot) so we stopped enjoying the pizza for a good long while as we just don't go out to dinner as much (we have 2 kids 4 and 6 years old ). For my birthday, this past week, I decided we should see if Masa changed their delivery rules. They now deliver but for lunch only (until 3pm) and again the news was declared in a decidedly rude tone. I'm not sure why they are so rude at this restaurant but my guess is that it has something to do with the fact that they are very busy and very successful - 2 things that should not immediately result in being rude to any payiing customers. No worries, good pizza is worth it... right? Well the pizza is not the same. The crust is still vaguely similar to the previous recipe but just barely. The sauce is tooo sweet and has a weird spicy-ness that doesn't work at all for pizza. The biggest problem with the sauce is there is way too much oregano in the sauce and way too much sauce on the pie. There is barely any cheese and the other toppings were so overpowered by the sauce that it might as well have been plain.
Clearly this place has bought into it's own hype and feels like they can do anything and everyone will love it. Don't believe the hype.
12/01/2008Provided by Citysearch
Can't get enough of this little treasure in my backyard! Love the Manchego salad and piping hot bread... and don't get me started on the bread pudding - sinfully delicious! The quaint, cozy atmosphere and friendly wait staff are always a pleasure.
06/23/2008Provided by Citysearch
I was waiting for my to-go order which took FOREVER! so I sat at the bar with a glass of water waiting... in a 15 minute span, I saw a couple of creepy crawlers lingering around the facility. I won't tell you the type because you might still want to dine at this spot, but after seeing that, I couldn't even get myself to eating the deep dish pizza I had bought for fear of what could be in it. Next time you're eating here, look around some corner or tucked away areas and you might just get an eye feast that'll deplete your appetite.
04/22/2008Provided by Citysearch
There is too much garlic in the sauce. Garlic should be a main ingredient in pizza sauce. However, whole cloves are overwhelming. Masa would really benefit from using minced garlic as opposed to whole chunks and cloves. Not everyone is a rabid garlic fan. While the pizza is great, I don't see myself ordering it again anytime soon. It's hard to enjoy the deep dish when you're constantly rummaging through the sauce, thereby dissecting the pizza, just to pick out garlic chunks. If you choose to just eat it blindly, you'll find a chunk of garlic in every bite.
Still, this place is as close as Los Angeles gets to deep dish.
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Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Average
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